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33 credit system: Ruet VC confined since last evening

A section of students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) demonstrating against the 33 credit system have confined the university vice chancellor at his office since last evening.

An academic council meeting scheduled for 10:30am today has started at his office where VC Rafiqul Alam Beg remains confined, reports our RU correspondent.

Talking to The Daily Star, the VC earlier said that an academic council meeting was called in the morning and decision will be made on this issue after that.

The students of 2014-15 and 2015-16 sessions confined the VC Rafiqul Alam, 15 teachers and deans of different faculties inside his office at 6:00pm yesterday, reports our RU correspondent.

Confining the VC and other teachers, around 400 students staged a sit-in programme in front of the VC’s office where they were planning to hold a meeting of the academic council over the students’ demand.

The students were threatening to continue their movement until the authorities cancelled the credit system.

Earlier on August 2015, students besieged the vice-chancellor’s office and organised a demonstration programme demanding cancellation of the system.

According to the university sources, a student has to achieve minimum 33 credits out of 40 in the “33 credit system”. If the student fails to do so, he or she will not be allowed to move up to next session and has to retake the whole year.

Whereas previously, students were allowed to attend classes and examinations of the next session even if they got less than 33 credits. They could obtain the credits by taking examinations later. But the RUET authorities cancelled the system in 2013-14 academic year.

According to the university sources, each course represents three to five credits.

Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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